In this day and age where everything is prepackaged and ready made for a sequel, it's nice to hear a major film studio come out and let us know that there won't be a sequel to an upcoming film. Storytelling-wise, it makes a lot of sense that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will not have a sequel since the events of the film lead directly into the original Star Wars film, but for the head of the studio to come right out and say so is a real breath of fresh air.
As reported by Slashfilm, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that the studio is not looking to launch a whole new series of sequels off the back on Rogue One and its characters. While speaking with Empire Magazine, Kennedy said that there is no plan for the film to get a sequel, no matter how well it performs at the box office. She's backed up in this statement by visual effects supervisor John Knoll, who referred to the film as "a prequel to A New Hope," as well as director Gareth Edwards who simply replied "George Lucas" when asked who would direct a potential sequel, which indicates that the film's sequel has already existed for nearly forty years.
Any way you slice it, it's nice to know that a major studio is willing to say that their latest film will not have any sequels. It's counterintuitive from a business perspective, but from an artistic and storytelling standpoint, it's a fairly groundbreaking thing to announce.